The Classic Power Suit – Set Yourself Apart With a Bold Double Breasted SuitMay 21, 2012
Looking for a way to distinguish yourself as bold and ambitious in a world where it’s become increasingly difficult to stand out? In 2012, there is no better way to make yourself look like a man and stay stylish while you do it than investing in a luxurious, light weight, double-breasted suit. Yes, the classic power suit is back in style and in full force, just as you might expect from anything that’s ever been called a “power suit”.
The once epitome of class represented by the double-breasted suit hasn’t been worn in any popularity since the 1980s. Now almost 40 years later you have the opportunity to use start turning heads with a suit that stands out. You’ll have lots of options doing it, too, since at the end of 2011 many of the world’s top designer brands released their own new editions of this classically styled suit.
Some younger readers may not be completely familiar with what exactly a double-breasted suit looks like… It is basically a suit that has two large overlapping flaps in the front, which can be best worn buttoned for a strong, V-taper fit that looks especially good on a slender gentleman. Go for a six by two button configuration for the most natural looking jacket.
Being a guy, you would probably like to know specifically what suits you should look at, so here are a couple ideas… If you’re looking for something under $1,000 that matches easily and that you can wear for just about any occasion, check out J. Crew’s lightweight 100% wool charcoal double-breasted suit. Looking for something a little more exquisite on the high-end? Have a look at Ermenegildo Zegna Couture’s charcoal pinstriped wool & silk double breasted suit, which looks particularly stunning with a deep violet tie and midnight black leather shoes.